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When My Siblings Stress Me Out, I Remember These Five Things

When My Siblings Stress Me Out, I Remember These Five Things

My siblings stress me out, but I have learned five lessons about how to cope when my brothers and sisters get on my nerves. Learn the lessons I've learned here.

When my siblings stress me out, it can trigger my anxiety. And, if you have siblings, you might have experienced anxiety living with them too. Growing up with my five siblings was not easy. At times, dealing with my siblings was (and still is) a nightmare. But I have learned that growing up with siblings can shape who you are in a positive way and teach you a lot about relationships. In this article, I talk about things I remember when my siblings stress me out.

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Proper Communication Methods Are Vital for Relationships

Proper Communication Methods Are Vital for Relationships

Proper communication methods change depending on what message you want to relay. Learn how verbal and written communication can be used to better relationships.

Using proper communication methods in relationships at work and home are important, but, for people with anxiety, communication can be very difficult. Many people either do not communicate enough or primarily choose to use one method–either verbal or written communication. However, both written words and verbal speech are very important to maintain relationships. If you struggle with proper communication methods, read on to learn about when to talk and when to write and how each can affect relationships.

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New Year Anxiety: Four Calming Thoughts for the New Year

New Year Anxiety: Four Calming Thoughts for the New Year

New year anxiety can cause serious problems when expectations run too high. Let go. Read these calming thoughts about new year anxiety and feel better today.

New year anxiety can be a problem when you’re thinking about the future. Beginning a new year can be very stressful. You’ll hit more milestones. You’ll experience triumphs and setbacks. So it’s understandable that the first month or so might shake some nerves. Here are some ways to cope with new year anxiety.

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Writing for HealthyPlace Helps My Mental Health

Writing for HealthyPlace Helps My Mental Health

Writing for HealthyPlace benefits my mental health in many ways. I've learned so much from everyone. To find out how you can blog for HealthyPlace, read this.

A little over a year ago, I started writing for HealthyPlace. During my time contributing to the website, I learned a lot about myself and how I can better manage my mental health. I also learned about others, how they cope, how they communicate about mental health, and how we can help each other strive for wellness. Writing for HealthyPlace has given more awareness of when depression starts to hit and when to seek help. Read on to learn more about my first year writing for HealthyPlace.

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The Suicide Prevention Lifeline Helps Anyone with Depression

The Suicide Prevention Lifeline Helps Anyone with Depression

The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline helps people with depression with or without suicidal thoughts. It's like a free counseling session. Call anytime.You have probably heard of the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline. What you might not know is that it is intended for anyone going through depression, even those who do not experience suicidal thoughts. The resource connects callers to local crisis centers where counselors are there to listen and provide support. Sometimes, just having someone there to listen can save a life and the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline can do that.

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Changing Antidepressant Medication: Coping with Side-Effects

Changing Antidepressant Medication: Coping with Side-Effects

Changing antidepressant medication can create such terrible side effects that you want to stop taking it. I chose to wait it out and here's how I'm doing it.

Facing the possible side effects of changing antidepressant medication can make trying a different one really scary. You read the list of the medication’s side effects and hear all of the horror stories that other people have told. You try to remind yourself that these are their stories and not your own. So you gather up the courage to actually try it. I recently started a psychiatric medicine and have learned many things about how to cope with the side effects of changing antidepressant medication.

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How I Cope When Vivid Dreams Affect My Anxiety

How I Cope When Vivid Dreams Affect My Anxiety

Vivid dreams affect my anxiety the next day and anxiety can also create vivid dreams. Here's what I do to cope when vivid dreams affect my anxiety levels.Have you ever had a really vivid dream that affected your anxiety? Maybe you found yourself overanalyzing the dream the next day. Perhaps it was just a nice dream that you wish would exist in real life, or maybe it was a nightmare that increased anxiety. Whatever the case, vivid dreams can cause us to behave or think differently after we wake up. Read on to learn about how my vivid dreams affect my anxiety and what I am doing to cope.

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How to Benefit from Distractions

How to Benefit from Distractions

You can benefit from distractions, but distractions can keep you from doing important things, too. Here's how to ensure distractions benefit you every time.You can benefit from distractions when life gets overwhelming and you just need a break. If you use distractions for a short time, they can help you become more productive. But what happens if you use them too often and without time restraints? Read on to learn about how to benefit from distractions by using them wisely and effectively.

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Setting Realistic Goals Benefits Your Mental Health

Setting Realistic Goals Benefits Your Mental Health

Setting realistic goals that benefit your mental health is hard if you struggle with anxiety and/or depression. Here are tips on how to make realistic goals.

Having realistic goals benefits your mental health, but many people with depression or other mental illnesses struggle to set goals. Read on to learn about how to make and keep goals that benefit your mental health even if you’re living with a mental illness.

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Mindfully Choosing Music for Playlists Improves My Mood

Mindfully Choosing Music for Playlists Improves My Mood

Mindfully choosing music for playlists improves the music's ability to help you cope with mental illness. Here how to mindfully choose music for playlists.Mindfully choosing music for playlists is my favorite coping mechanism to relieve anxiety and depression, and listening to the music and lyrics later improves my mood. Some lyrics give us a sense of hope that life will get better; others help us find comfort in knowing that we are not alone. Choosing music for playlists mindfully positively impacts my mood. Here’s how making playlists helps me cope.

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